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        OCTOBER 15, 2017                          FOR LOVE OF THE OL' HOMETOWN

     John Goodman is definitely one native St. Louisan who hasn’t forgotten his hometown roots.

     This star of stage, television, and the movies feels a great affection for St. Louis. “It’s a hometown that’s just normal,” he said in an interview with the St. Louis Times. “I would like to do a play there someday. Shoot, I want to move back there someday.... The people are great...[and] I don’t think there’s a finer place on Earth than St. Louis, Missouri.”

     John was born here on June 20, 1952, and grew up in Affton — “I guess one of the first suburbs of south St. Louis County. That’s where I lived until I was 18.” And it was as a child growing up in the St. Louis metropolitan area that he was first bitten by the acting bug.

“I was, I guess, in seventh grade, and I did a play and forgot my dialogue. We were doing a production of You Can’t Take It With You, and I had a rather long speech, so I got up and decided to make it longer. Because I didn’t know what I was doing, I just walked around the table and improvised and sat back down. I was scared to death, but it seemed to work. I had this beautiful acting teacher who gave me a nice big hug and kiss afterward, and I realized, well, there was a nugget here,” he recalls in the Foreword to the book, Lights...Camera...Arch! St. Louis and the Movies.

     Like many teenagers, John Goodman was in search of what to do with his life, but that life was complicated by the era in which he was growing up. There was a war going on in Southeast Asia that both disturbed and distracted him, like many other baby boomers.

“In high school, I did two spring musicals my junior and senior year. I attended a year at Meramec Community College before I went down to Springfield, Missouri. When I started at Meramec, I really didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to do except stay out of Vietnam,” he offers.

     It was at Meramec, however, that he took the first steps toward a career that has served him well and that he has served well. “I decided to call myself a theater major, but I couldn’t get any plays (I’d actually taken a ‘D’ in acting class my first semester there). Then when I went down to Southwest Missouri State, I got serious about it. I had a really good teacher there, not that the teachers weren’t good before, but this guy was kind of a father figure for me.”

     “After college, I went away to New York, where I lived from 1975 through 1987, and some of my best days were there, like a couple of things I did off Broadway with some friends. One was a play called Half a Lifetime that we did at Manhattan Theatre Club. Another of my favorites came later when I did the film The Big Lebowski with the Coen brothers. Altogether, I’ve done five films with the Coens (Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? are the others), and I feel good about them all.”

     It’s in the Big Apple or in Hollywood where many famous actors say they got that “big break” which spurred them on to stardom, but John Goodman contends that never happened to him. “I never had a big break. I had a series of unfortunate little breaks. It boiled down to being able to provide for myself with commercials. In acting school, they were always looked down on and pooh-poohed, but when that bread came in, it was great. I could pick and choose roles, and I didn’t have to go on the road with dinner theater fare all the time. I could stay in New York and work.”

Actually, John’s first appearance on television was in a Burger King commercial in which he didn’t speak but just ate a Whopper. However, there is that TV role a few years later for which many fondly remember him, the role of Dan Conner, the husband and father on the long-running series, Roseanne.

     “I went to a session to meet Roseanne [Barr], who, at the time I’d seen doing Pizza Hut commercials. She got off to a rapid start once she finally got to Los Angeles and at the Comedy Store. I’d heard of her. I read the script, which was pretty good. I went in to videotape and audition with her, and it was one of those things that I just kind of knew was going to happen. We hit it off really well.”

     But those who are familiar with John Goodman’s body of work realize that Roseanne was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. “Actually, I had a pretty good film career going before I started doing the Roseanne TV series. But one of the reasons I took Roseanne was that I was tired of living out of a suitcase, going from movie to movie. It’s nice to watch [the show] now, because I never really watched it when I was working on it.”

     Definitely a real workhorse when it comes to acting, John performed in 22 films during the nine years that Roseanne was on the air. And, since the year 2000, he has worked in more than two dozen motion picture and television productions. Not only does he appear in a diverse variety of comedic and dramatic roles (for instance, he played the king of England in the comedy film, King Ralph, and the temporary President of the United States in the popular dramatic television series, The West Wing), but he’s also constantly in demand to record the voices of animated characters (a couple of which are Sulley in Monsters, Inc. and Pacha in The Emperor’s New Groove and Kronk’s New Groove).

     At the beginning of the 2004-05 season, he actually had two TV shows debuting, but neither made it far beyond the starting gate and were cancelled before the year was over. “They were both very expensive,” he recalls. “The cartoon show (Father of the Pride) was really ridiculously expensive. It was slanted more toward adults, and when they do that, it usually gets pretty gratuitous. But the stuff with Siegfried and Roy was funnier than hell to me. Still, with a cartoon like that, kids are going to watch, and some of the sexual stuff was a little uncomfortable to do just because I knew there were going to be a lot of kids watching. Then with the other series (Center of the Universe), they cast too many [big] names in it, and they had to pay everybody, so they didn’t leave much money for the writing. And the network just hated it from jump street, anyway; they never promoted it. But it was fun. It’s always fun to work on something like that because it’s like a family situation. You come everyday and try to solve problems, and you hang out. Yet I just knew it was doomed, so I tried to have as much fun as I could. Now, as for television, I’ve kind of lost my taste for it because there’s just too much network involvement, and, by nature, those people just do not have a sense of humor.”

     Still, with his very busy schedule, John has somehow found time to make trips back to his hometown any chance he gets to mingle with his friends and to just enjoy the area.

     “It’s remarkable what they’ve done with Forest Park in St. Louis — it’s gorgeous,” he observes. “Things seem to work in St. Louis for some reason. I like getting up on Sunday mornings and going to Clayton to get the news. Just driving around up in there and then coming into the city, nosing around in what used to be downtown; that’s pretty strange now, just the changes. From when I was knee high to where I am now, nothing’s failed yet; it seems to be just changing. Everybody moves west, but with downtown, it seems like they’re trying to fix it up.”

     “When I was a kid, there was an amazing arts boom in the Central West End, down in Gaslight Square. I don’t think there’d be a Second City if it wasn’t for St. Louis ’cause they used to have road companies there all the time. People were booked doing theater there during the summer.”

     And he really loves the hometown sporting events, often attending whatever’s going on when he’s in town. “I mean when hockey is going and everything else is firing on all eight, it’s one of the best sports cities in America, if not the best. I remember when The Sporting News put that on the masthead three years ago: ‘The Best Sports City in America.’ But Sporting News is based out of St. Louis, so they’re probably going to say something like that. But it’s a great sports town because the people will applaud a great play from an opposing player, like somebody makes a great stab, and the shortstop makes a great double play; they’ll applaud that. It’ll be cool to see what happens with the new stadium.”

     After a brief pause, he concludes his reflections on St. Louis with: “...And it’s a good jazz town, too.” Then, after another pause, he adds: “Any time I get to talk about St. Louis, I get long-winded and emotional.”

     Though his career has taken him far from where he grew up in the 1950’s and ’60’s, it’s obvious how important his roots are to John Goodman and that he continues to hold St. Louis very close to his heart.



St. Andrews at Francis Place

Come join us at St. Andrews at Francis Place for on-site interviews. Positions available are: RN, LPN, C.N.A., CMT, Dietary and PRN Receptionist.  Benefits include: free employee meals, 401(k) company match, medical/dental, vision, homelike atmosphere and a beautiful location in Eureka, MO.  For additional information contact 636-938-5151 or email

Michelle Herrick,, St. Andrews at Francis Place, 636-549-8466,



The Bridge at Florissant

Join a great team at The Bridge at Florissant. We currently have an opening for a Community Relations/Outreach Professional. This is a salaried position and includes commission opportunities. Responsibilities include spending majority of time outside in the community identifying and cultivating relationships with referral sources, executing and driving community’s external marketing plan, ensuring list of primary and secondary referral sources in local market is accurate and current, follow-up appropriately and timely to turn leads into residents, conducting demographic analysis to determine highest concentrations of prospective residents in local market, meeting 0r exceeding goals (i.e., sales calls), increasing awareness of the community and Century Park in the local community-at-large, assisting in planning, developing, executing, driving and evaluating community’s strategic marketing plan, participating in local marketing events, health fairs, civic organization events, participating in marketing and waitlist events, working with sales team and department managers to ensure all common areas of the community, models and available apartments are “show ready”, as well as compliant with budget in labor and expense control maintaining a written record of expenditures.

Diane Distl,, The Bridge At Florissant, 314-831-0988,



Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared and least understood diseases and the only major disease for which there is no prevention, treatment or cure. It’s the fastest growing disease in the country, with more than 5 million people diagnosed and a projected tripling of that number by 2050. Upon diagnosis, individuals are often left with more questions than answers and in dire need of support and services. The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading provider of support and services and plays a critical role in helping individuals and families living with the disease. We are presently seeking a full time social worker in St. Louis to provide short-term consultations in person or virtually to support individuals with memory loss and their care partners. Candidates must have 3 years of experience in a similar clinical setting; a solid knowledge of dementia, dementia-related resources, constituent needs and best practices; and demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts. Excellent communication skills and proficiency in use of technology are also critical to the position. Email resume and cover letter to

Cheryl Kinney,, Alzheimer's Association, 314-432-3422



A Mother’s Touch Home Health

Seeking CNA's and Homemaker Aides, offering competitive wages with a Christian based Home Health provider, offering flexible work schedules and a career filled with both personal and professional satisfaction.

Barbara Jackson,, A Mother's Touch In-Home HealthCare, LLC, 314-733-5100,



Home Instead Senior Care

St. Charles, MO

Home Instead Senior Care is hiring caring and compassionate caregivers who live in the St. Charles County area to join our mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults in St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln counties. As a caregiver, you will provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care and compassion. The position offers bonus, reward, and incentive programs throughout the service year. Duties include, but are not limited to companionship, conversation, light housekeeping tasks, meal preparation, medication and appointment reminders, assistance with grooming and bathing, assistance with toileting and incontinence issues, Alzheimer’s and dementia care with skills training provided by Home Instead Senior Care.  Requirements for an exceptional caregiver include the ability to treat and care for seniors and their property with dignity and respect, the ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner, completion of a criminal background check, DMV check and drug screen, possession of a valid driver’s license with valid auto insurance and reliable transportation. We have a variety of flexible shifts available with competitive pay. Call our Hiring Manager, Carolyn, at 636-477-6025 to apply.

Laura McCoy., Home Instead Senior Care, 636-477-6025,


Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking to hire a Nursing Home Administrator for Mary Queen & Mother Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Responsibility for managing Mary, Queen and Mother Center in accordance with the policies and philosophy established by the Board of Directors. The Administrator plans, directs, implements and evaluates all activities of the nursing home in order to provide the highest quality care for all residents and to provide for a favorable work environment for all employees. Must meet license requirements for a nursing home administrator in the State of Missouri. Bachelor Degree in health care administration, business administration or related field; Masters Degree preferred. Minimum of five years experience in an administrative position at a health care facility or related experience. Competitive wages, excellent benefits package and nice place to work.

Allan Standberry,  Cardinal Ritter Senior Services,




Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking to hire a Social Services Manager MSW to provide clinical Social Work services and provide supervision to professional social work staff in providing Community Information and Referral; Casework Services; supervising social work staff at Adult Day Care and Assisted Living Facilities. Responsible for data management and grant reporting for department.

Allan Standberry,  Cardinal Ritter Senior Services,




Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Nursing to assist the Director of Nursing in coordinating, directing, staffing, and evaluating the 24 hour operation of Nursing Services in order to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Competitive wages and excellent benefits. Previous work experience required for success in the position. Current Missouri registered nursing license, or current Missouri licensed practical nursing license is required with at least five (5) years experience in long term care. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to long term care and medical records. Competitive wage and excellent benefits package.

Allan Standberry, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services




Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking to hire an Apartment Manager for its HUD facility St. John Neumann Apartments to provide on-site apartment management. Works closely with staff, applicants and residents to provide quality care through promotion of health and social services including economical, spiritual and emotional needs of residents.  Associate degree in Business Administration or Accounting is desired. Certification, or the ability to be certified, by an agency such as Quadel, is required. Experience in apartment management is preferred. Knowledge of and experience working with computers, capable of using Microsoft Excel and Word programs necessary. Competitive wages and excellent benefits package.

Allan Standberry,  Cardinal Ritter Senior Services




Lutheran Senior Services

Are you organized and good with numbers? Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or reading mail can become challenging for many reasons. Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer Money Management is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help older adults manage these financial tasks. Volunteer Money Management is currently available in the greater St. Louis area, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, as well as the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe. Knowing that the bills are paid and the checkbook is balanced gives many people peace of mind. We receive many requests for Volunteer Money Management services and there is always a demand for additional, caring people to become involved. Two hours a month is needed to help an older adult in your community remain independent. This free program is an interfaith partnership between Lutheran Senior Services, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and AgeSmart Community Resources. For details, please call Laural at 314-446-2474 or visit our website at

Laural Crues,  Lutheran Senior Services, 314-446-2474,  



Pyramid Home Health

Pyramid Home Health has immediate openings for Homemaker Aides/Personal Care Aides in St. Louis City and St. Louis county. Do you have a friend or family member needing assistance with household chores or personal care? Would you like a new career helping people age at home? Pyramid Home Health Services has the job for you. We will beat other provider’s hourly pay rates and you will receive up to 80- hours of bonus paid time off (PTO). Additionally, both full and part time employees earn PTO at Pyramid- up to 80-hours annually. You can take this paid time off or choose to take it as additional pay. Full-time employees of Pyramid also receive 6-paid holidays annually and medical insurance for $30 per month. Call 1-800-699-1746 or visit our website ( and apply online. Pyramid Home Health Services is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA

Mary Tripp,  Pyramid Home Health Services, 573-339-1864,



A Mother’s Touch In-Home Health Care

Now looking for mature and dependable CNA's & Home-Maker Aides to serve St.Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, St. Peters, and South St Louis City. Please call now.

Barbara Jackson,  A Mother's Touch In-Home Health Care, LLC, 314-733-5100,



October 17 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

November 2 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield City Hall

Join us for Game Day for older adults at Chesterfield City Hall on Tuesday, October 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, from 1:00 pm-2:30 p.m., from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The game event is free and to register please email,  This fun and free event will include Mahjong, Checkers, Chess, cards, and more.  You can also bring your favorite game to play with the group. No registration required.

Lisa Bobrzynski,, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts, 636-537-4727,



October 25 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

City of Sunset Hills

The City of Sunset Hills, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd. is proud to be partnering with the County Older Resident Programs to present the following free "mini" classes on October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each session will include a short educational piece and then a light workout not to exceed 20 minutes. While participants should not expect to break out into a full sweat, please inform all participants to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to move in. There will be breaks scheduled between classes, light refreshments will be served, then join in on creative art activities too. Vendors are prepared to do quilting, birdhouse gourds, lavender sachets, Zen doodling, cartooning, painting, beading, and paper crafting. RSVP for exercise classes-314-842-7265.

Patty Gramke,, 314-615-4018



Des Peres Hospital

October 25 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In October, Des Peres Hospital is offering two free seminars focusing on treatment options for hip or knee pain. Hip Pain Seminar, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, call 855-290-9355.

Simone Valle,, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695,



November 1 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s Hospital, Emerson Auditorium

Diabetes Update: The Bitter Truth...Diabetes Is Not Sweet. This free program features an expert panel of physicians that will give you the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully manage your diabetes. Visit diabetes care vendors, take free health risk assessments, speak with health specialists, view a cooking demonstration with samples and register to win prizes. The expert physician panel includes endocrinology, podiatry and wound care. Learn about the newest trends about diabetes as you get the facts on how live a sweet and healthy life. To ask questions or to register for this free event, visit  or call 314-542-4848.

Lisa Eckert,, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-542-4848,



November 9 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chesterfield Villas Retirement and Assisted Living Community

Find your inner Picasso and join us for an art party led by artist Luisa Otero Prada on Thursday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chesterfield Villas (14901 N Outer 40 Rd).  The event fee is $20/person which includes supplies.  Registration is open to the first 20 to register. Register at  Learn painting techniques by a very talented instructor.  Registration is available to the first 20 to register by October 26. Sponsored by Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield & Chesterfield Villas.

Lisa Bobrzynski,, Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts, 636-537-4727, 



November 10 – 12

Ozarks Trout Lodge

Calling all Women! Join YMCA of the Ozarks at Trout Lodge for a 3 day Outdoor Women's Wellness Weekend! Bring yourself, your best friend, your work group, or your adult daughter to share in a weekend filled with activities to feed the mind, body and spirit. Some activities include: Trail rides on horseback, ziplining, climbing, boating, ceramics, yoga, survival training hike, self-defense for women, yoga, shotgun basics, archery, painting with wine, and more. This is an adults only weekend, 2 night, 3 day stay at Trout Lodge, November 10-12, 2017. Please contact Ashley Lanier for registration details: 573-438-2154 ext 223 or . We look forward to seeing you!

Ashley Lanier,  YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,  



Mondays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hylton Point

You are invited to participate in a weekly free wellness screening. Screenings for individuals over 55 include: blood pressure readings, weight check, blood sugar readings, as well as prayer and spiritual support by a Lutheran Senior Services Parish Nurse. Every reading is taken by a Wellness Kiosk with print outs available to take to your doctor. Don't miss this free resource today. Hylton Point Apartments, 933 Belt Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63112. Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call Savanna to make an appointment 314-367-7697.

Savanna Little,  Lutheran Senior Services, 314-367-7697,   



Tuesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

LSS Rose Hill House

Take control of your health and take control of your life. Wellness Kiosks are specialized computers operated by our Parish Nurses. The kiosks measure blood pressure, weight and blood glucose levels. With our LSS Registered Parish Nurse on hand in the kiosk, you can stay on track with your health. This free service is now being offered at LSS Rose Hill House, Affordable Housing for seniors, every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located at 225 West Rose Hill Avenue in the beautiful heart of Kirkwood, MO. Call 314-822-4928 for your appointment today.

Vanessa Fakes,  LSS Rose Hill House I & II, 314-822-4928,   



Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Village at Mackenzie Place

Free Health Screening with a Parish Nurse. Insurance information not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services at The Village at Mackenzie Place, 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123. Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 314-884-7909.

Melita Hodzic,  Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7909



Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hilltop Manor

Hilltop Manor, a Lutheran Senior Services senior community is offering free wellness screenings with a Parish Nurse. Screenings include blood pressure readings, blood sugar screenings, and pulse and weight checks for all seniors 55+. A parish nurse is also available for prayer, spiritual support and resources. Many who are already taking advantage of this program are aware of the positive benefits it brings to their health. Please pass this on to any family or church members, friends or home health aides that may be interested. Call Michelle Herrick, Service Coordinator, for your appointment. Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 636-938-6442, 11 Hilltop Village Center Drive, Eureka, MO 63025.

Michelle Herrick,  Lutheran Senior Services, 636-938-6442,  



First Thursday of the Month

Health Resource Center

Saint Louis University’s Health Resource Center and the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) are offering a free comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic for people 65 years of age or older, on the first Thursday of every month at the Health Resource Center located at 1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd #213, St. Louis, MO, 63113. A comprehensive assessment is more extensive than a screening appointment. The appointment is approximately two hours in length and includes assessments by medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition and social work professionals. To schedule an appointment please contact the SLU Geriatrics Division Office at 314-977-8462.

Kathy Leonard,  Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 314-977-8848,   



Stonecrest at Clayton View Partners with the APA

It's Doggone Adorable! Stonecrest at Clayton View teams with the APA to bring its residents some cuddly medicine through anecdotes and research.  It's well-known that pets can help people of all ages reduce stress, loneliness, depression, lower blood pressure and more. However, as a person ages, they often can no longer sufficiently care for a pet on a daily basis. As part of its “Vibrant Life” program, Stonecrest at Clayton View has recently teamed with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) to find a way that animals, specifically puppies and kittens, can be a part of the extended family at Stonecrest and enrich the lives of their residents. This past February, Uber partnered with the APA and brought a few puppies for 15 minutes of cuddles to Stonecrest at Clayton View, the newly opened residential care community located in Richmond Heights, through its #UberPuppies project. This sparked an idea with the staff at Stonecrest, as some of their employees had occasionally brought their own dogs in for a day here and there, but nothing on a regular basis.  To learn more of this story, please contact us.

Annemarie  Schumacher,  Stonecrest at Clayton View




Healthline In-Home and CDS

Do you are someone you know have Medicaid that would like to remain in the comfort of their home but need help with daily living activities? If you answered yes, then contact us now for a free consultation Healthline In-Home and CDS, 636-386-8323. This is an alternative to going to a nursing home and allows for you to stay in your home where your heart and love is.

Lacey Moore,   Healthline In-home and CDS, 636-386-8323



DesPeres Hospital

Orthopedic Seminars at Des Peres Hospital If hip or knee pain and chronic stiffness are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about your surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Board-certified surgeons, nurses and therapists who specialize in orthopedic care. Join us at an upcoming seminar with an orthopedic specialist:

Simone Valle,  Des Peres Hospital (Tenet Healthcare),



Dr. Michael Travis, Pine Lawn Dental

While practicing general dentistry for many years, Dr. Michael Travis of Pine Lawn Dental has noticed an unfortunate trend with his clientele. Many people struggle to find transportation to and from the office, and instead choose to only call for an appointment when they have an emergency dental need. Treating these emergency situations is very costly, and could easily be avoided with annual preventative care. Recognizing a great need for this care, We Care Mobile Dental was created by Dr. Travis and is currently serving over 40 independent, assisted and skilled living facilities. We accept most major dental insurances as well as Medicaid. Please contact us at 314-246-8090 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website at and let us bring our services and teledentistry technology to your facility to provide prevention education and preventative procedures to you or your loved ones.

Meghan Travis,  We Care Mobile Dental, 314-276-8090,  


Anodyne Podiatry

Anodyne Podiatry is prepared to provide specialized foot care in your home.  Our clinicians are health professionals, providing preventative care to improve comfort and mobility.  A medically trained clinician provides care assistance, assessments in areas of concern, and with your physician develops an individualized treatment plan.  Anodyne Podiatry home foot care provides in-home nail care, preventative care, and follow-up care of the feet.

Megan Hollandsworth,, Anodyne Podiatry, 314-412-7518



St. Louis Shelf

We sell and install quality pull-out shelving for kitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. Our shelves are made in the USA and custom made to fit your existing cabinets, so there's not expensive remodeling. Stop searching for pots and pans on your hands and knees! Easier access, better organization, and less pain. Call 314-403-2282 for a free, no-hassle in-home quote today!

Tim C,, The Pull-Out Shelf Co., 314-403-2282,



October 16 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Louis University

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) offers one-day training on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. held at Saint Louis University. This one-day training will provide an introduction to Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), an evidence-based non-pharmacologic intervention for use with persons experiencing mild to moderate memory impairment. Presented by an inter-professional team of faculty and practitioners, completion of this workshop will prepare participants to organize and facilitate group and individual CST interventions. A fee of $100 includes continental breakfast, lunch, CEU's and CST training manuals. Details and Registration available at

Kathy Leonard,, Gateway Geriatric Education Center



October 17 – Assisted Living at Charles Village

October 18 – Bethesda Hawthorne Place

October 24 – Bethesda Hawthorne Place

October 26 – Bethesda Hawthorne Place

Dents in the car. Calls from the police. Getting lost on familiar routes. All are potentially early warning signs that an elderly driver may not be safe behind the wheel. Join Bethesda Health Group and Gray Matters Alliance as we host opportunities for adult children to learn how to address this challenge of aging parents driving on Tuesday, October 17at Assisted Living at Charles Village, 5943 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, on Tuesday, October 24 at Bethesda Hawthorne Place, 1111 S. Berry Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 , on Wednesday, October 18 at Bethesda Hawthorne Place, 1111 S. Berry Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 Thursday, and October 26 at Assisted Living at Charles Village, 5943 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129.  Please call 314-800-1938 to RSVP.

Lea Ann Coates,, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1938, 



October 23, 2017 – 12:15 p.m.

Maryland Heights Community Center

When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em: Effective Medication Management in Advanced Illness. Presented by Lynn McPherson, Pharm D, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE - National Pharmacy Director for Seasons Hospice & Executive Director for University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore). Event is scheduled for October 23, 2017, with registration and lunch at 12:15 p.m. and presentation to follow at 1:00 p.m.  The event location is the Maryland Heights Community Center.  (CEU: 1.5 PC for LNHA's, National CE's for RN and Social Work (ASWB/ACE)  This event is free to attend  Please RSVP to or 314-909-6200.

Brandy Earls,, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 314-909-6200,



October 26 – 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

October 27 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Double Tree Hotel

Join us to meet author, Jolene Brackey, whose best selling book "Creating Moments of Joy" is a must for every family coping with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Learn practical and nonverbal communication skills to help a person with dementia feel listened to and supported. There are two lecture venue/dates: Thursday, October 26 at the Double Tree Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield MO 63017 from1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on Friday, October 27 at Southwest Baptist Church, 6401 Scanlan Ave, St Louis MO 63139 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To RSVP, please call 314-965-8491 or register at (news page).

Kira Somach,, Garden View Care Center, 314-965-8491, 



October 27 – 8:00 a.m to 9:30 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital

Friday, October 27, 2017, lecture is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., with registration and continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym, 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway.  Lecture program is intended to cover substance addiction as often a chronic, relapsing illness which impacts every aspect of an individual’s mental, physical health and wellbeing. It’s not uncommon to find that people suffering with substance addictions also often have mental health problems. It is critical that an integrated approach utilizing both psychiatric and addiction treatment modalities be used to treat dual disorders. Continuing Education Hours: 1.5 Contact Hours have been approved for Missouri Social Workers and Missouri Addiction Counselors. A Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours will be awarded for other disciplines to submit to their licensing boards. RSVP: 636-477-2157 or email There is no cost to attend this educational activity.

Debra Morgan,, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-477-2157,



November 2 – 5

Hilton, St. Louis Frontenac

ALCA midwest chapter is holding their annual meeting and symposium in St. Louis,  November 2-5 at the Hilton, St. Louis Frontenac. The theme is Gateway to Life Care- The Art of Caring. The schedule will be available for viewing in September on the Aging Life Care Association web site, or look at the ALCA newsletter on the following web site:

Judy Mange,, Aging Life Care Association (TM), 314-962-9115,  


St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium

November 10 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join St. Louis County Library for our free Savvy Senior Expo geared towards technology and library users for ages 50+. All levels of technology users are welcome. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.  Learn how to read, listen, and watch ebooks, videos, and music on your mobile devices at our "eMedia Overview" class. Discover free newspapers, product reviews and online learning at our "Being a Better Information Consumer" class.  Get hands on practice with the newest tech gadgets.  Find your next favorite book with SLCL’s personalized reading service and book club kits. Are you curious about your ancestors? Explore the free databases that the library has to offer for your research. Check out the cool new technology gadgets your grandchildren are interested. Attendees will receive giveaways in the expo, and participants can enter to win a free Kindle Fire.  For more information, contact the Reference Department at 314-994-3300, ext. 2050, or

Alanna Sablotny,, St. Louis County Library, 314-994-3300,


December 4, 5, 6

Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the Dementia Capable Care team has partnered with National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices to bring the NTG’s New National Model Training Curriculum Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia to St. Louis at a reduced cost for Missouri-based agencies and providers. The 2-day foundation or 3-day train-the-trainer workshops will be held on December 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017 at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur. The cost is $125 for the 2-day and $175 for the 3-day training. Please follow this link to find more details and to register for the training. For questions regarding the training, please contact Anna Zelinske at 314-726-2606 ext. 113 or

Anna Zelinske,, Productive Living Board, 314-726-2606,



Missouri History Museum

October 20 and 21 – 6:00 p.m.

A Call to Conscience will present, The T. D. McNeal Story: From Servitude to Civil Rights in conjunction with the #1 in Civil Rights, The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis. The play chronicles McNeal’s role in organizing the The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters’ Union in the 1930s and 1940s, his involvement in St. Louis lunch counter sit-ins in 1944, his successful campaign regarding the hiring of African Americans in the public utilities and the defense industry in St. Louis, and his election as the first African American state senator in Missouri. There will be a panel "talk-back" moderated by Gwen Moore, curator of the #1 in Civil Rights Exhibit featuring panelists Percy Green, II, Jamala Rogers, Joan Suarez, Dr. Vernon Mitchell, Dr. Christi Griffin, and Dr. Ronald Gregory. October 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m., Resource Fair from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum Lindell & DeDeBaliviere Place. Free & Open to the Public.

Linda Smith,, A Call to Conscience, Inc., 314-607-8919,



October 26 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Schlafly’s Bottleworks

St. Louis Banjo Club will perform at Schlafly's Bottleworks on October 26, 2017, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  This is a free evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 12 banjo players playing the songs you know. Schlafly's is located at 7260 Southwest (at Manchester), St. Louis, MO 63143. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: Table seating and full cash bar. Full menu for food purchase. The music is free.

Don Dempsey,, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-0188,



St. Louis Dome at America’s Center

October 28 and 29 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Through extensive research conducted by a team of culinary experts, a new food experience called Flavored Nation has identified the most iconic food from each of the 50 states. Those 50 dishes, as well as the restaurateurs or chefs who prepare them best, are traveling to the St. Louis’ Dome at America’s Center, October 28-29, giving thousands of attendees the chance to feast from sea to shining sea. A taste of every state. Tickets for Flavored Nation are on sale now at and through Ticketmaster. The event will take place Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a,m. to 5:00 p.m.and Sunday, October 29, 11:00 5:00 p.m. General admission single day tickets are $55. Five dollars of every ticket sale goes to benefit St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Beth Hoops,, Flavored Nation, 419-438-2895,



November 1 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Missouri History Museum

Maturity and Its Muse, in partnership with The Missouri History Museum, proudly presents The Silver Stages Series, performances by mature St. Louisans for mature St. Louisans.  We promise you and your friends will love them all.  Wednesday, November 1, Gatesworth & Covenant Place Chorale will perform, under the direction of Robert Denison.  The group will perform songs from The Music Man. Come enjoy the music as Robert tells us the beautiful story at E. Desmond Lee Auditorium, The Missouri History Museum.  Admission is free. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.  Performance is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Handicapped Accessible.  For additional information, please contact Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444

lynn Hamilton,, Maturity and Its Muse, 314-420-1444,



November 3 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

November 4 – 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Kranzberg Arts Center

The St. Louis Indie Book Fair, 2017 will be held at the Kranzberg Arts Center on November 3, Friday, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (during the First Fridays Grand Center) and November 4th, Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The St. Louis Indie Book Fair (SiB) was established in 2015 to foster authors of fiction and nonfiction, and to bring writers and readers together. The event is free and child-friendly. This year SiB will have over 100 titles from over 60 authors from which to choose, with 15 authors present to discuss, sell, and sign their books. Also present will be the St. Louis Publishers Association empowering authors to publish, promote, and sell more books, and Jennifer Geist, publisher at Brick Mantle Books, Pen & Publish, Inc., and Open Books Press & Transformation Media Books. The podcast host John Toenjes, of This is Not for You Podcast will be broadcasting live from the stage.

Mark Pannebecker,, St. Louis Indie Book Fair, 314-258-6251,



December 6 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Missouri History Museum

Maturity and Its Muse, in partnership with The Missouri History Museum, proudly presents The Silver Stages Series: Gateway Harmonica Club, playing your favorites:  a variety of Golden Oldies, Ethnic Music, Show Tunes, Big Band with a variety of harmonicas (chromatic, bass, and chord), at The Missouri History Museum.  Admission is free. Doors Open at 10:00 a.m. and performance is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Handicapped Accessible.  For additional information please contact Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444  

lynn Hamilton,, Maturity and Its Muse, 314-420-1444



Edwardsville Alzheimer’s Association

Immanuel United Methodist Church

October 12

Executive Director of St. John’s Community Care to sit on panel for Alzheimer’s educational program.  The Edwardsville Alzheimer’s Association is hosting, Understanding Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, an educational program on Thursday, October 12, at Immanuel United Methodist Church located at 800 N Main St. in Edwardsville. The program will consist of an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will view clips from the PBS documentary special “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts” and engage in a panel discussion.

Panelists will include Nancy Berry, Executive Director of St. John’s Community Care, John Becker, Executive Director of Senior Services Plus in Alton and Linda Perry, an Alzheimer’s caregiver. “We want to raise awareness of programs and services available to Edwardsville and the surrounding communities” said Elyse Murrell, Alzheimer’s Association Education and Outreach Manager. “This is an opportunity for families to get connected and get their questions answered.” Today, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers put in an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care last year. With Alzheimer’s projected to rise exponentially in the years to come, raising awareness and educating community members is important in order to ensure proper care for people living with the disease and their caregivers.

Visit the education page at to learn more about the education program and other educational opportunities in the area.

Nancy Berry, St. John’s Community Care,, 618-344-5008, or

Lindy Noel, Communications/Marketing Coordinator,, 314.801.0416



October 14

St. Louis HELP's Equipment Donation Drive is October 14, 2017. Donors will be able to drop off used home health equipment at 15 different Walgreen's store parking lots in metro St. Louis and receive validation for a tax deduction.

Jeff Dunlap,, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5204, 



Villages of St. Peters

October 25 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We are hosting at Trunk or Treat on October 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Villages of St. Peters, located at 5400 Executive Centre Pkwy., St. Peters, MO 63376.  You can expect a Spooky Van, trick or treating, candy, food, and crafts. All are welcome.  Please RSVP to Jessica Farner by October 20, 636-922-7600.

Lori Guilliams,, The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,



November 30

Join VOYCE on November 30, 2017 for the Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon. The Caregiver Awards Luncheon honors exceptional caregivers and lifetime achievers within the long-term care industry. Show the community you support quality long-term care: Sponsorships due August 31, 2017. Recognize your exceptional employees or volunteers: Nominations due September 30, 2017. Purchase early bird tickets: Discount tickets available through November 7, 2017. Don't miss out on the long-term care event of the year! Last year, 600 attendees honored 100 nominees from 54 organizations.

Michelle Rowe,, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,



Lasting Impressions Remodeling

We are excited to announce that Becky Behlmann-Bilyeu and Angie Shaeffer have completed part I of III requirements for the Multi-Sensory Environment Teaching Certification. Using their knowledge of sensory room design, Becky and Angie will continue to heighten awareness and help individuals and educators prepare for sensory focused surroundings. Lasting Impressions has made it their goal to improve and expand resources for our schools and community in regard to Multi-Sensory Environments (MSE). MSE has proven positive results for those with Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer's, PTSD, and other disorders. We look forward to serving you and your communities. We are also proud to announce that we are now sales consultants for Multi-Sensory Environments with TFH-USA, Ltd

Becky Bilyeu,, Lasting Impressions Home Remodel Center, Ltd.,




Sheridan at Creve Coeur

Amber Dahle has been named director of memory care at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur, a newly opened 53-unit memory care community located at 450 N. Lindbergh in Creve Coeur, Mo. The Sheridan at Creve Coeur is one of three senior living communities being built in metro St. Louis by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing based in Chicago, Ill. The other Sheridan communities are in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills.

Teresa Schroeder,, Casey Communications, Inc.,




Mercy Outpatient Ostomy Clinic

Mercy Hyberbarics and Wound Care has started an Outpatient Ostomy Clinic at the Studt Avenue location. The clinic offers education and support services aimed at improving the quality of life for patients who have had or are going to have ostomy surgery. The goal is to help prepare patients to adapt to life with their ostomy and return to their normal activities as soon as possible. Mercy Outpatient Ostomy Clinic is staffed by certified ostomy care nurses and nurses specially trained in the care and management of an ostomy. We provide a full range of services for patients with an ostomy, as well as fistula wound management. The clinic is located at 11700 Studt Avenue, Creve Couer, MO 63141 and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 314-989-1181 to set up your appointment today.

Lisa Hezel,, Mercy Hyperbarics and Wound Care St. Louis,




Barnes-Jewish County Hospital Hospice House

Evelyn’s House helps ‘make every moment count’ at end of life. New BJC hospice house in Creve Coeur offers compassionate care for adults, teens, children and families.  Evelyn’s House, the new BJC hospice house, located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO, is open and accepting patients. With 16 beds, the spacious 18,000-square-foot ranch style house, offers a full array of services and support for adults, children and their families. Features include:  16 private guest suites for adults, teens and children, walkout patio from every suite, Hospice-specialized care team, family gathering spaces with overnight accommodations, dedicated music and expressive therapy rooms, family kitchen and café, meditation room and gardens, kids and teen activity room, with a salon and spa. For more information call 314-996-8100 or visit

Cara Lotspeich,, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759,



Welcome Neighbor Yard Signs

Since 2002, Bilingual International Assistant Services has provided services for older immigrants, refugees and under-served native born citizens. Relying primarily on grants and donations for sustainability, the agency is selling "Welcome Neighbor" yard signs for $10 as a fundraiser. Signs may be obtained at our office, 1329 Macklind Ave, or delivered to mid-St. Louis County locations. For information, please contact Gail Thomas, 314-645-7600 ext. 100. To view the sign, click on:  

Ellen Sherman,,  Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800,



Promise Home Works

Promise Home Works, a veteran-owned and VA Certified Contractor, has achieved accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and was awarded the contract as the official installer for VA ramps in the St. Louis and surrounding area.

Lynn Potts,,  Promise Home Works, 314-494-4940,



YMCA Trout Lodge

Trout Lodge is located only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, YMCA Trout Lodge is a country-style resort and conference center located on 5200 acres with a 360-acre lake. Trout Lodge has many fun & educational adults-only programs for those who like to travel and meet other lifelong learners, with something for every activity level. Whether in a group, as a couple or yourself, you will have an amazing time exploring new adventures and making new friends. Recent programs include a trip to Elephant Rocks State park, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, zip line and much more. There will also be plenty of time to kick back and relax along the banks of the lake. Rates include lodging, meals and all scheduled activities. To receive a complete list of 2017 activities, go to, click on "Stay", click on "Adult Programs" and click on the 2017 Adult Program Guide. Or you can simply call 888-FUN-YMCA and ask for a booklet be mailed to you. Happy exploring.

Dillon Charleville,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 314-241-9622,



Senior Lifestyle Corporation Essence Aromatherapy Program

The Essence Aromatherapy Program developed by Senior Lifestyle Corporation has won a Best of Best national award for its breakthrough approach to the care of people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from Argentum, the U.S. trade association for senior center operators. Based in Chicago, Ill., Senior Lifestyle owns and operates The Sheridan at Creve Coeur, The Sheridan at Laumeier Park and The Sheridan at Chesterfield.

Teresa Schroeder,, 314-721-2828



Nancy and Al Siwak will be presented with the 2017 Alzheimer’s Community Service Award to honor their dedication to the Memory Care Home Solutions mission. Nancy and Al will be presented with the award on Nov. 16 at the 11th annual Memories and Melodies gala. “Nancy and Al have championed our mission from day one, and opened up a new network of families to serve.” – Lisa Baron, Founder and Executive Director, Memory Care Home Solutions. The gala will be held at the Chase Park Plaza, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Memory Care Home Solutions is also asking for item donations to be auctioned during the event. Tickets, sponsorship and program ads are available for reservation online at (select the events tab).

Nick Clark,, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-477-4149,



October 15 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

United Hebrew Congregation

You're welcome to attend and interact with experts in the field of dementia and elder law at a Panel Discussion on Sunday, October 15 from 2:00 to3:30 p.m. at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141. Admission is free, the information you'll obtain is priceless. Sponsored by Ted Gottlieb, realtor, Certified Senior Advisor and United Hebrew Congregation. All are welcome.

Ted Gottlieb, Certified Senior Advisor®,, 314-690-9922, 



Fitness Plus – St. Francis Medical Center

October 20 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Alzheimer's Association-Greater Missouri Chapter is hosting a Care Consultation day in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on October 20, 2017. A Care Consultation is a free, in-depth, personalized service conducted by a Master's Level Social Worker for individuals and families who are facing Alzheimer's Disease. The purpose is to help each family develop a better understanding of the disease, make a plan to secure needed care, and develop strategies for the best possible symptom management and communication. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fitness Plus-St. Francis Medical Center at 150 S. Mountain Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Those interested in a free consultation should make an appointment by calling 314-801-0399.

Evan Willmore,, Alzheimer's Association- Greater Missouri Chapter,




October 24 – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Senior’s Home Care

Free Family Caregiver Training Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This opportunity provides tools to use when caring for a parent or loved one. Topics include: monitoring and handling medications, incontinence care, home safety, proper body mechanics to protect yourself from injury, Alzheimer's/dementia awareness and handling caregiver stress. The class is taught by a Seniors Home Care registered nurse. Seating is limited, so call 314-962-2666 today to reserve a spot!

Ted Ryan,, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666,



November 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

November 6 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Alzheimer's Association- Greater Missouri Chapter is hosting two Care Consultation Events in the Greater Missouri Area! A Care Consultation is a service designed to provide you and your family support while coping with the impact of dementia, from pre-diagnosis to end-of-life. You will receive one-on-one assistance that will enable you to better understand the disease, manage care and make more informed decisions regarding services and treatments. Care Consultation Day on November 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at BJC St. Peters, 10 Hospital Drive, Medical Building 1, Suite 117, St. Peters, MO 63376 and on November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Phelps County Health Department-Rolla, 200 N. Main St. (Rear Courthouse Entrance) Rolla, MO 65401.  An appointment is required (Walk-ins accepted, but only as time allows) Please call 314-801-0399 to register.

Steve Miskovic,, Alzheimer's Association- Greater Missouri Chapter,




Contact for Upcoming Dates

A new kind of support group is being offered that brings one component to the table some of the others don’t; an expert in Dementia who will also help you troubleshoot challenges you are having with care and management of a loved one with the disease. For the complete list of days and times please email Have someone on your side every step of the way so your loved one can stay at home. Sponsored by Angela Haas BA, CSA, CDS, CDP Dementia Expert and Dementia Survivor

AngelA Haas,, 314-277-0851



First Saturday of the Month at 10:30 a.m., 3rd Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, 14561 North Outer 40, Chesterfield, Missouri. We also meet at Mercy Hospital Washington please call 636-394-0968 for days and times.

Cam Compton,,  Miracles in Progress Stroke Support, 636-394-0968



First Bank

First Bank offers tips for seniors to protect themselves from elder financial abuse.  Experts call elder financial abuse the “crime of the 21st century”.  Seniors need to protect themselves from financial exploitation and abuse. To help seniors protect themselves, First Bank offers these tips:  Don’t be threatened or intimidated. Never let yourself get rushed into a deal.  Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure that your wishes are followed.  Check references and credentials of anyone who wants to work in your home.  Do not allow people working for you to have access to or information about your finances.  Never give personal information to anyone who phones you.  Consult with a financial advisor or attorney before signing any document you do not understand.  Never pay a fee or taxes to collect “winnings”.  Feel free to say “no”, after all, it is your money.

Greg Severin,, Lents and Associates, 314-968-3060



The Medical Family Therapy Program at St. Louis University

The Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University is conducting a study to see if an interactive group can help individuals improve memory and mood. Participants take part in a variety of fun activities such as music recall, art projects, historical events, life storybooks and more! The group is facilitated by a faculty member and graduate students. The participant must have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia. Participants (both the individual and caregiver) have a chance to receive up to $30 in Target gift cards throughout the study. The study runs once a week for 14 weeks at The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (3700 Lindell Blvd. Ste 1100). To participate or simply for additional information, please contact the Primary Investigator, Max Zubatsky, at 314-977-2496 or

Max Zubatsky,, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,



Second Wednesday each Month

Brentmoor Retirement Community

Do you have a loved one with dementia? Are you looking for some activities or outings for them? Do you need a break yourself? Do you need questions answered concerning what is happening with your loved one? How about a memory cafe activity and discussion? Come Join Comfortcare HomeCare St. Louis and VITAS Healthcare for an engaging and relaxing activity, game, craft and music (Name that Tune and Karaoke). Sing those old songs with your loved ones or paint a picture. Each month has a different theme and activity, All the activities are customized for those with Dementia such as Alzheimers, Frontal Temporal etc., ranging from the early stages to late stage. Feel free to bring them along. We will also discuss any concerns with Dementia care and how to overcome them. Events held the second Wednesday each month at 2:00 p.m. at Brentmoor Retirement Community, 8600 Delmar Blvd # 1200, St. Louis, MO 63124. Free to attend, RSVP is required 314-965-6900

Angela Haas,, ComForCare St. Louis, 314-277-0851



Third Wednesday of the Month

Bethesda Health Group

Join us to discuss the challenges that come with caregiving and find solutions in a supportive group setting. The third Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Health Group, Inc., 1630 Des Peres Road Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63131.  This is open to all caregivers. Caregiving can be immediate physical care or long-distance care provided to family, friend, or loved one. All caregivers have concerns and insights to share; we welcome all types.  The group is presented as a free service of Bethesda Hospice Care. For more information or questions, please feel free to contact the Bethesda Bereavement Team at 314-373-7025. Leslie Schaffer, LMSW, Kelly Haner, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator Bereavement Assistant or 

Kelly  Haner,, Bethesda Hospice Care, 314-373-7025,



Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Alzheimer’s Association Office

The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter is now offering a Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The support group will meet at the Alzheimer’s Association office located at 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. This is a free group for caregivers of someone who has Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Pick’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or Corticobasal Syndrome. A caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Before attending, please call the facilitator to confirm the group is meeting at its usual date and time, and to check for specific directions to the meeting location. Group Facilitators: Ashley Blattel, 636-262-0163.

Lindy Noel,, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900,



Morrissey Hall at Saint Louis University

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with dementia and looking for a group or activity for them to engage in? The Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University is now running social groups for those with mild to moderate dementia. The purpose of the group is to help improve cognition and memory in those with dementia, while helping them engage with others in a group format. The first group will look to start in mid-May. Groups are usually 75 minutes long and are twice per week over seven weeks. They take place in Morrissey Hall at the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. For further details or to sign up, please contact Max Zubatsky at 314-977-2496 or email at

Max Zubatsky,, Saint Louis University, 314-977-2496,

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Preferred Hospice

Preferred Hospice is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in someone’s life by providing a hospice patient with a one on one friendly visit. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and gives you an opportunity to give back to someone what you may have received at some time in your own life. If this is of interest to you please contact me and I can answer any questions you have. Sincerely, Tracy 301 Sovereign Blvd Ste 206 Ballwin, Mo. 63011 636-527-9330

Tracy Sweazey,, Preferred Hospice Northeast,




Ah! Moments Imagination Studios

If you are interested in bringing the arts and community together, please contact us. Our nonprofit art outreach program is seeking not only volunteers to help in our art sessions, no art experience needed, but also individuals wishing to play a more active role in helping the program plan its activities. See our website for more information about us or call Dennis Jones anytime at or 314-368-4551.

Dennis Jones,, Ah! Moments Imagination Studios,




Risk Reduction for Alzheimer’s Disease Study

Washington University School of Medicine

Volunteers needed for the rrAD (Risk Reduction for Alzheimer's Disease) study. We are testing to see if what's good for the heart is good for the brain. If you are between the ages of 60-85 years old, have high blood pressure, and are concerned about your memory, you may be eligible. We are testing several strategies that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease in individuals at risk for the disease when compared to usual care. There are other criteria to be eligible. Please call Adriana Martin for more information at 314-273-1355.

Adriana Martin,, Washington University School of Medicine,




Bethesda Health Group

Can you spend an hour or two each month taking a resident or two, pushing them in a wheel chair outside to a lovely patio area to enjoy the fall weather? Can you imagine the feel of a gentle breeze, watching the leaves rustle and then fall to the ground… and the enjoyment that would bring to someone who is not able to get outside on most days? Can you reminisce about raking leaves and enjoying bonfires? If you answered yes to any of those, contact one of the Volunteer Coordinators at a Bethesda community and schedule a visit today to explore being a volunteer! Please contact Leslie Simon at Bethesda Meadow, Darla Neely at Bethesda Dilworth, or Jan Keale, at Bethesda Southgate.

Jeff Waldman,, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1908,



Compassus Hospice Care

The Heart of Hospice is Volunteers. We need you. Share your passion, time and talent. At Compassus Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Compassus team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-731-4700 or email:

Karen Riley,, Compassus Hospice, 314-731-4700,



Jewish Family & Children’s Services Olivette Food Pantry

The food pantry plans to feed 6,500 people this month. The food pantry, located in Olivette, needs adult volunteers (18 and older), to help Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. To inquire, please contact Chelsey at 314-513-1674 or

Chelsey Banaskavich,, Jewish Family & Children's Service,




Wentzville Assisted Living Community

Wentzville area - looking for part-time work? I am searching for someone to sit with an elderly resident at an assisted living community during lunch and/or dinner to encourage and assist with meals. Resident has Parkinson's and Dementia and needs assistance with meals. If interested, please contact Sue by email at Please let me know what days and meal times you would be available, experience working with the elderly and pay requirements. Might be perfect for a retiree or student as supplemental income.

Sue Richardson,, 314-550-7475



St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

Non-profit St. Louis HELP loans reconditioned wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, crutches, scooters, shower chairs, tub benches, grab bars, pediatric equipment and other medical equipment to anyone absolutely free. Call St. Louis HELP at 314 567 4700, or see the website The Overland Farmers Market is at 2512 Woodson Road. See website

Jeff Dunlap,, St. Louis HELP Warehouse, 314-409-5203,



Lutheran Senior Services

Are you organized and good with numbers? Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or reading mail can become challenging for many reasons. Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer Money Management is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help older adults manage these financial tasks. Volunteer Money Management is currently available in the greater St. Louis area, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, as well as the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe. Knowing that the bills are paid and the checkbook is balanced gives many people peace of mind. We receive many requests for Volunteer Money Management services and there is always a demand for additional, caring people to become involved. Two hours a month is needed to help an older adult in your community remain independent. This free program is an interfaith partnership between Lutheran Senior Services, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and AgeSmart Community Resources. For details, please call Laural at 314-446-2474 or visit our website at

Laural Crues,, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-446-2474,



Mobile Manicurist Today

Mobile Manicurist Today travel delivering care-filled nail services to homes, hospitals, seniors assistance living, nursing homes, offices and special events. Along with our disposable manicure and pedicure kits (which include disposable gloves, nail files, cuticle pusher, nail buffer, pumice pad & foot bath liner for worry free nail care service), our travel nail technicians provide the towels, folding footrests, petite folding tables, lap mats, floor mats, pedicure basin. Let’s discuss your individual or group mobile nail care needs. We’d love to answer your questions & explain in greater detail how our mobile nail service works, based on your individualized needs. Once we know what you need, in most cases all we’ll need you to provide, is access to water & we bring everything else.

Pamela Adams,  Mobile Manicurist Today,

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